Sandigan OKs Junjun Binay’s US trip to see daughter
A division of the Sandiganbayan has granted the motion of former Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay to go to the United States to bring his daughter to see an immunologist.
“The Court, over the prosecution’s opposition, hereby resolves to grant accused permission to travel abroad to Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA) to accompany his daughter on her appointment with immunologist Dr. Ricardo Tan,” a portion of the resolution read.
Binay would leave the country on Aug. 15 and should be back not later than Aug. 24.
The Court also limited his itinerary to Los Angeles, California only.
He was also asked to deposit a P680,000 travel bond.
In a motion submitted last week before the Sandiganbayan’s Third Division, Binay asked the Court to allow him to travel to the US with his six-year-old daughter to see allergologist and immunologist Dr. Ricardo Tan for a second opinion regarding his daughter’s staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome.
The Binay camp described it as a “very uncommon disease.”
The anti-graft court said that should Binay fail to faithfully comply with the conditions set in the resolution, it would be a ground for the Court to “to order for the forfeiture of his bail and travel bond and the issuance of a warrant for his arrest.”
Binay, who is out on bail, is facing graft, malversation, and falsification of public documents charges over his involvement in the alleged overpriced Makati City Hall Building 2. CDG/rga
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